On 4 March 2015, the Premier released Victoria's Ice Action Plan.
The plan delivers a package of $45.5 million in new funding, including:
- $4.7 million in additional support for families
- $18 million to expand drug treatment services
- $1.8 million to enhance the capacity of Needle and Syringe Programs
- $1 million for training and supervision for workers
- $4.5 million to increase forensic analysis capacity for clandestine laboratory investigations
- $15 million for new drug and booze buses
- $500,000 to establish Community Ice Action Groups
The plan has been developed on the advice of the Premier's Ice Action Taskforce and builds on the Victorian Parliament's landmark 2014 Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines.
The release of the plan is the start of a journey to reduce the impact of ice in Victoria. The plan is supported by a framework to help government, service providers and the community to work together to deliver a coordinated and effective response to ice.
The Victorian Government will continue to work with the Taskforce and the community to continue efforts to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that is ruining lives.